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Page last updated on 16-06-2018
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Saturday 1 December
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews with Ray Goodswen at Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW - 7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Sunday 2 December
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Jigantics - Book by email
Monday 3 December
 
Tuesday 4 December
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 5 December
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Home Brew - Gill Spence
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Aileen Wills - Halsway Manor
Thursday 6 December
Show of Hands - With Miranda Sykes and special guest Cormac Byrne - Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ - 7.30pm Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website for tickets.
Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album.

‘Joint Venture’ features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Afro Celt Sound System’s Johnny Kalsi, and folk/reggae band Edward the Second. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame.
Regular events 1st Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Caller TBA
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - Caller Chris Miles
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 7 December
Show of Hands - With Miranda Sykes and special guest Cormac Byrne - Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ - 7.30pm Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website for tickets.
Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album.

‘Joint Venture’ features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Afro Celt Sound System’s Johnny Kalsi, and folk/reggae band Edward the Second. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame.

Contra Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm  - Caller Jeremy Child . A monthly series of Contra Dances to recorded music. Cost £5.00 per person. Beginners welcome.  Soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. For more information visit website

Saturday 8 December
Show of Hands - With Miranda Sykes and special guest Cormac Byrne - Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AZ - 7.30pm Box office hotline 01395 222477 - go to website for tickets.
Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album.

‘Joint Venture’ features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Afro Celt Sound System’s Johnny Kalsi, and folk/reggae band Edward the Second. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame.
The Dylan Project - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - doors 7.30pm. Tickets £21.75 (inclusive of all booking fees and charges). Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am) via the Barbican Theatre website or telephone 01752 242021.

Take four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band.

The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language.

The Dylan Project's repertoire spans the whole of Dylan's oeuvre – everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi – and new material is frequently brought into the setlist. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away. Go and see them or buy one of the albums – you won't be disappointed.
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Regular events 2nd Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Open Night

Sunday 9 December
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 10 December
"Acoustic Warehouse" visit FaceBook for more details
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers - Pie Street - 26 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5RY - 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 December
 
Wednesday 12 December
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 13 December
 
Friday 14 December
Peter Knight and John Spiers - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
Saturday 15 December
Seth Lakeman - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £30.00 - Supporter £25.00  On sale to Plough Supporters Only from 21 May - 3 June inclusive (anyone can become a Supporter!). To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
A rare opportunity (for those who book early...) to enjoy a very special evening in the intimate surroundings of The Plough Arts Centre, in the company of Seth Lakeman.
Sunday 16 December
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 17 December
 
"Acoustic Warehouse" For more information - visit FaceBook
Tuesday 18 December
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club

The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 19 December
Jim Causley - A Causley Christmas - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.00pm. Tickets £13.00. Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am) via the Barbican Theatre website or telephone 01752 242021.

Join Jim in celebrating the Christmas season as he entertains you with lesser known West Country carols, medieval and secular carols from around the British Isles, his own settings of moving Christmas poems by his relative, the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well a gurt dollop of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence and even a spot of panto too! If you are feeling a little dismayed with the over-commercialisation of “Christmas present” then join Jim for a journey through Christmas past that will be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, last year he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song about Dartmoor tin mining 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special.
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Jeremy Child
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club -John and Mary Brock - Jane Thomas - Halsway Manor
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 20 December
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - Christmas Party.  Caller - To be confirmed
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 21 December
 
Saturday 22 December
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Robert Blackborow - Weston Country Dance Band - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm - Admission £8.00 - bring and share supper - raffle. For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - WINTER WARMER A show presented by Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer.
A welcome return to Vicki & Jonny, who were last guests at Shammick Acoustic way back in 2011. This duo have impressive musical backgrounds. Vicki having studied at the Royal College of Music, plays a huge variety of instruments, from various types of bagpipe to the nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed fiddle, and is almost single-handedly responsible for the huge upsurge in the popularity of that instrument. Jonny too shows outstanding technical ability on guitar and other stringed instruments, and on piano accordion. His wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Rather than their usual traditional and original folk music, this time they come ready to charge everyone up for Christmas with their 'Winter Warmer' show, a fun-filled festive evening of well-known singalong carols interspersed with famous Music Hall numbers and other seasonal favourites. Performed in Victorian costume, this will appeal to everyone, young and old, as they present their light-hearted, humorous and fun show. Come along and get in the mood!

Admission on guest nights £8.00 (£7.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at £7.00 (£6.00 if bought in advance). PLEASE NOTE: ‘paid in advance’ means paid, it doesn’t mean ‘reserved in advance’. Advance tickets can be bought up to a month before the event at Shammick Acoustic Sessions, OR at The Pack O’ Cards OR at Pet's Pantry in Combe Martin High Street. Advance tickets for non-members, can also be purchased by going to WeGotTickets  

Sunday 23 December
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - MIDWINTER CAROLS NIGHT - The Castle Inn from 7:30 onwards. Bring your voices and instruments – words & music supplied
Monday 24 December
 
Tuesday 25 December

Wednesday 26 December
 
Thursday 27 December
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club
Friday 28 December
 
Saturday 29 December
 
Sunday 30 December
 
Monday 31 December
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane & Simon - Chris Toyne's Big Band - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm. For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website